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ProfileAssociate Attorney The candidate performs various legal duties in support of the Attorney staff and authorized to appear and represent clients in court. Position requires a substantial knowledge of all court procedures, office procedures, collections procedures, litigation process and transacts the general legal business of the firm and its clients, subject to general supervision. Review new firm placements. Ensure proper substantiation of claims received from clients and enter such into system. In addition there will be weekly and daily appearances for court calls with the Federal Court, Bankruptcy Court, Cook County Court, and Collar County Courthouses for all cases which office has filed a Complaint, Summons, Alias Summons, Motion, or Post Judgment documents. Present or draft Orders for approval of the court for each case. The Orders may be for, judgment, continuance, trial, dismissal, or prove up. Draft various motions and responses to motions from Defendants and/or Defendant's Counsel. Prepare and respond to discovery requests with interrogatories, notices to produce documents, requests to admit, and attend depositions for those discovery requests. Review of and signing off on all pleadings printed for filing with the Courts such as Complaints and Motions. Argue motions that are contested before the court as well as conduct trials and arbitrations. Manage both telephonic and written contact with opposing counsel. Represent firm in a professional capacity. Requires effective interaction with opposing counsel, circuit clerks, judges, and judge's clerks, both on the telephone and in writing. Should have a J.D. degree and admittance to the Illinois Bar. Wisconsin or Indiana Bar admittance are a plus. Must have knowledge of Cook County court rules, Collar County court rules, procedures and terminology as well as keep up to date with any changes concerning court proceedings, the scheduling of court dates, or filing legal documents in those counties.